Upgrading from RapidWeaver 7 (.rw)

  1. Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 7 project file (backup)
  2. Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  3. Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  4. Add-ons: You can copy over RapidWeaver 7 add-ons to RapidWeaver 8 by going to RapidWeaver > Copy Addons from RapidWeaver 7
  5. Note: if you're using a custom add-on folder location, simply go to RapidWeaver > Preferences > Addons and choose your dedicated add-ons folder.

Upgrading from RapidWeaver 6 (.rw6)

  1. Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 6 project file (backup)
  2. Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  3. Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  4. Add-ons: Refer to our guide on manually copying add-ons over from RapidWeaver 6 to 8

Upgrading from RapidWeaver 5 (.rwsw)

  1. Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 5 project file (backup)
  2. Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  3. Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  4. Add-ons: Refer to our guide on upgrading to RapidWeaver 7/8 from RapidWeaver 5

Upgrading from RapidWeaver 4 and earlier

  • While this technically could be achieved, we'd recommend starting afresh in RapidWeaver 8 to take advantage of the 10+ years of features difference. Take it as an excuse to revamp your site. :)

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